Monday 20 November 2017

Juan Mata flies into Carrington to complete medical ahead of £37m deal

David Moyes greets Juan Mata after he arrived at Carrington today on a helicopter
David Moyes greets Juan Mata after he arrived at Carrington today on a helicopter

Spanish midfielder Juan Mata has flown in by helicopter to complete his transfer to Manchester United.

United confirmed on Friday that they have agreed a deal to sign the 25-year-old from Chelsea for a club-record fee, believed to be £37 million, subject to the completion of a medical examination and agreement over personal terms.

Mata was seen arriving at United's Carrington training complex where he was greeted by manager David Moyes and the club confirmed on Twitter: "Juan Mata has arrived at the Aon Training Complex to begin his medical.

"Mata was greeted by Manchester United boss David Moyes after he touched down by helicopter."

 The deal is set to eclipse the £30.75 million that United paid Tottenham Hotspur in 2008 to sign Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov.

Pending the completion of the transfer, Mata is expected to go straight into the squad for United's Premier League match against Cardiff City on Tuesday.

United are currently 14 points behind leaders Arsenal in the league and have been knocked out of both the FA Cup and the League Cup this month, although they have reached the last 16 in the Champions League.

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